Dear Dewees Island Property Owners,
The following is a refresher on the POA’s Golf Cart Identity Program:
Over the years the POA Board of Directors has had serious concerns regarding golf cart usage on the island. While some owners may not be aware of it, golf carts are, like any motorized vehicle, potentially very dangerous if not maintained in good working order and if not operated in a safe and cautious manner. It is a fact that on another coastal island POA where golf carts are the primary transportation, a number of serious accidents have occurred, some resulting in deaths and major lawsuits against its members.
After careful consideration and legal advice, the Board felt that it was prudent to shelter member’s liability and, it is hoped, reduce the risk of serious injuries by requiring the completion of the attached document by anyone who operates a golf cart on the island.
The completion of the documents protects you and your association from potential litigation.
If you have not completed the form, or have new carts that have been added to your fleet recently , please download it, https://www.dropbox.com/s/cxme6m5st2su9ri/GolfCartIdem.pdf and get a signed copy to the POA staff. Once the completed form is received, the POA staff will issue appropriate indemnification decals for each cart. These indemnification decals can be picked up at the Administration Office during regular business hours. We ask that the decal be placed on the lower corner (driver’s side) of your cart’s windshield.
The POA also requires all golf carts to display lot numbers on the front and left side of the cart, the identifying number stickers can be purchased from any hardware store or picked up from the POA office.If you want to protect your golf cart from or authorized use you need to have it identified.
Please take time to complete the form and get it to the POA office and have the proper decals and stickers applied to your cart.
Thanking you for your assistance and have a great and safe summer on Dewees.
Dewees Island POA Inc. &
Dewees Utility Corporation
273 Old House Lane
Dewees Island, SC 29451-9408
GOLF CART RULES 2013
Public Safety will be checking for decal numbers on all golf carts. If you do not have your lot number on your golf cart (front and left side) please arrange to have these adhered. To make room for your fellow owners, there is a 3-day limit for leaving your golf cart at front dock.Public Safety will begin checking compliance of this rule .
Dewees Island Driving Regulations
Only those holding a valid State Drivers License may drive Golf Carts on Dewees Island.
Except; 1) At the age of 11 a child or grandchild of a property owner may obtain a Dewees learner’s permit from the Management Office allowing him/her to drive a golf cart provided that a parent or grandparent is in the front passenger seat. At the age of 12, with a required minimum of 5 hours of driving time with a parent or grandparent and so certified by same, the child may obtain a Dewees license after passing a driving test.
2) Either the learner’s permit or a copy of the driver’s license must be displayed on the golf cart steering wheel whenever the child is driving.
3) The Dewees learner’s permit or driver’s license is valid only for carts belonging to the child’s family.
4) Carts belonging to the POA or a rental house may not be driven by anyone without a valid State Drivers License.
A violation of these regulations will result in an e-mail with a paper copy delivered to the responsible party, advising them of the golf cart rules. A second violation will incur a fine (collected as an additional POA assessment) of $100, increasing to $250 and thereafter by $250 for each subsequent violation.
Please report any underage driving activity to the public safety officer 843 296 4952